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Underground

1941 1h 35m War List
Reviews 40% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
Two brothers are torn apart when they end up on opposite sides during World War II. Hot-headed Kurt Franken (Jeffrey Lynn) gets caught up in Hitler's National Socialist movement and becomes a Nazi officer. Meanwhile, his thoughtful and idealistic brother, Eric (Philip Dorn), becomes a selfless member of the Resistance. As Kurt falls deeper into the workings of the Nazi regime, he grows remorseful and struggles to make up for his sins when Eric finds himself compromised and in serious danger. Read More Read Less

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Don Q. Cine-Mundial Jeffrey Lynn has delivered in this movie the best performance of his artistic career. [Full review in Spanish] Sep 19, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Solid war drama. Rated: B Apr 19, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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Gary D Interesting perspective of Germany people during WW2. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/10/24 Full Review Audience Member Okay WWII anti-Nazi picture, telling the story of the underground movement of good Germans trying to thwart the Nazi government. Although the film is well done and has a nice amount of suspense, it just sat weird with me that Nazis are being portrayed as evil monsters for silencing dissident voice, completely ignoring the extermination of the Jewish population. Although the holocaust was not widely know at the time, I suppose you could forgive the filmmakers, but it's something that dates the film and, at least for me, hurt the film. Vincent Sherman directed. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member It was surprising how well this film captured the cruel treatment that the Nazis SS soldiers did to people in order to get the answers they desired. They would go so deep in cruelty that eventual the innocent victims would turn into the Nazi's enemy. This film also presents the significance and power which radio can play. I like the use of shadows and lighting in this film. I like how shadows are used while the radio announcer is speaking. It is a good propaganda film made for it's time. The ending has a very strong emotional climax. This film shows how significant and the power role to which the underground could play even by the middle of 1941. this also shows who could be in the underground and their motivations for joining. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member an average WWII pic made during WWI Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member I grew up listening to my mother relate the movie, with passion, to her friends! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Two brothers are torn apart when they end up on opposite sides during World War II. Hot-headed Kurt Franken (Jeffrey Lynn) gets caught up in Hitler's National Socialist movement and becomes a Nazi officer. Meanwhile, his thoughtful and idealistic brother, Eric (Philip Dorn), becomes a selfless member of the Resistance. As Kurt falls deeper into the workings of the Nazi regime, he grows remorseful and struggles to make up for his sins when Eric finds himself compromised and in serious danger.
Director
Vincent Sherman
Producer
Jack L. Warner, Hal B. Wallis
Genre
War
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Sep 28, 2004
Runtime
1h 35m